Dr. Tongchat Hongladaromp becomes the 10th Chairman of the AIT Board of Trustees

Dr. Tongchat Hongladaromp has been appointed as the new Chairman of the AIT Board of Trustees with effect from 10 January 2020. He succeeds H.E. Dr. Subin Pinkayan, former Foreign Minister of Thailand and distinguished AIT alumnus.

A Thai national, Dr. Tongchat graduated with a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from Chulalongkorn University and a master degree in Engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), before earning his doctorate from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA. Dr. Tongchat was among the inaugural inductees of the AIT Hall of Fame in 2010.

Dr. Tongchat worked with major engineering companies in the United States for three years before returning to Thailand.

AIT and Japan share a “relationship from the heart” – President Woon

Celebrating 50 years of cooperation between the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Japan, President Eden Y. Woon described the association between the two as a “relationship from the heart.” Recounting contributions from Japan, President Woon recalled how Japan provided AIT with support from its early days, and how almost 1,000 alumni from all around the world have benefitted from Japanese support.

AIT Presidents Forum Explores Social Impact with Innovation

How have universities injected innovation into your research in social impact areas? How do university collaborate globally with academia, governments, multinationals, and non-profit organisations in social impact research? How do university maintain a sustainable campus both in teaching and in campus operations?

These three core questions towards innovation, globalisation, and sustainability were the focus of the 16 University Presidents and Vice Chancellors who assembled at AIT to share their prescient thoughts at the Presidents’ Forum held on 24 October 2019. As the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) celebrates sixty years of existence, it realizes that tectonic shifts in the field of higher education.

AIT Launches the AIT Entrepreneurship Center

The AIT Entrepreneurship Center has been launched to equip students and faculty with the spirit of innovation and start-ups

The AIT Entrepreneurship Center was launched at the “100 Innovations X Entrepreneurs” conference on 27 September 2019 organized by AIT. The Entrepreneurship Center is envisioned to be a place for incubating young entrepreneurs and providing them with entrepreneurial and innovative capabilities for sustainable development.